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This week, filmmaker Stephanie Welch explores the role that racist, unscientific propaganda has played in promoting white supremacy in the U.S. She traces the history of the Pioneer Fund, the primary funding source for research that claims to demonstrate that people of color are genetically and intellectually inferior. The Fund used such research to lobby for eugenic policies like forced sterilization and the restrictive 1924 Immigration Act, and to wage an unprecedented PR campaign to prevent passage of the Civil Rights Act.
Image Caption: All graphic images are designed by Megan Howe.
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